Principal Civil Engineer (R15)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- North West England -- Greater Manchester -- Manchester

Job Type

Monday, April 12, 2021

Closing date
30 Apr 2021 23:59

Service line
Rail Civils

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for Principal Engineer to be based in our Manchester office.

We are looking to appoint a Principal Engineer on a permanent basis, who is experienced in undertaking and managing designs within the Rail industry, to support the Rail Civils team.

About the team

The Rail team provides a comprehensive design and advisory service focused on meeting the engineering challenges involved in servicing the infrastructure requirements of renewal, enhancement and turnkey projects.  We work across all types of railway systems and our clients range from local developers through to international contractors working for public sector bodies.  We aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all our staff.

About you

Candidates must be capable of demonstrating previous project experience from project inception to construction.  Experience of railway design projects and general bridge design is essential.  Experience using ProjectWise and Eb would be beneficial as would knowledge of Network Rail standards.  Previous experience of having undertaken the role of contractors responsible engineer (CRE) is a requirement to deliver the role.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong IT skills and be fully conversant with our industry standard design software packages such as Tedds and STAAD.
  • Ability to work independently, and manage others, to produce designs for approval and construction. 
  • Knowledge and experience of current health and safety legislation including CDM Regulations.
  • Ability in using design standards and technical guidance to produce designs with respect to rail projects.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Eurocodes and Network Rail standards.
  • Appreciation of the other rail disciplines and the wider aspects of design and construction.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft software packages including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Bridge design experience is essential.
  • Previous Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) experience.
  • Experience managing projects using engineering judgement.
  • Knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how it is applied.
  • Incorporated or chartered status with a relevant engineering institution (eg. ICE).

Whilst academic qualifications appropriate to the role are important, attributes such as problem solving, leadership, communication, personal organisation and team working will help candidates stand out.  Above all we seek demonstrable enthusiasm, ambition and a willingness to learn.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity

Contact information


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